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Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a first wing, a spacer extending from the first wing, and a distraction guide. The distraction guide is arranged in a first configuration to pierce and/or distract tissue associated with adjacent spinous processes extending from vertebrae of a targeted motion segment. The implant can be positioned between the adjacent spinous processes and once positioned, the implant can be arranged in a second configuration. When arranged in a second configuration, the distraction guide can act as a second wing. The first wing and the second wing can limit or block movement of the implant along a longitudinal axis of the implant.

Title
Interspinous process implants and methods of use
Application Number
11/771099
Publication Number
7662187 (B2)
Application Date
June 29, 2007
Publication Date
February 16, 2010
Inventor
John A Markwart
Castro Valley
CA, US
Steven T Mitchell
Pleasant Hill
CA, US
John J Flynn
West Milford
NJ, US
Scott A Yerby
Montara
CA, US
Charles J Winslow
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Ken Y Hsu
San Francisco
CA, US
James F Zucherman
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Coats and Bennett P L L C
Assignee
Kyphon SARL
CH
IPC
A61F 2/44
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